Minor League Update: May 28

Friday, May 28 2004 @ 09:41 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

As the major league Alex Rios watch began last night the depleted Syracuse Skychiefs won without him as the minor league teams were 2-1 on the night.

Syracuse 8 Charlotte 4

Syracuse entered this game as the hottest team in the IL. The Chiefs got on the board in the second inning. With two outs Gabe Gross doubled, Noah Hall singled him in and Jeff Guiel hit his second home run of the season. Charlotte got one back in the bottom of the second off Sean Douglass. Howie Clark homered in the third to restore the lead to three but Charlotte answered with a home run of their own in the fourth. The Chiefs put it away in the fifth. Paul Chiaffredo homered to lead off the inning. Russ Adams, Marvin Benard, Howie Clark and Shawn Fagan singled and Glen Williams and Gross had sac fly's. Charlotte got a couple in the sixth but that was it.

Douglass turned in a second good start allowing four runs in six innings. Kevin Frederick made his first AAA appearance for the year and pitched two strong innings. Clark with three hits, and Adams with two, led the hitters.

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The Fisher Cats are excited because their local rivals, the Portland Sea Dogs, Bostons farm team, are in town tonight. Portland will start a knuckleball pitcher tonight.

Dunedin 7 Brevard County 3

Dunedin scored two in the second and two more in the third to give Kurt Isenberg all the runs he needed last night. Isenberg has been inconsistent this season, as he was in his college career. This was Isenberg's ninth start. In four of them he has been shelled, and in three of them, been gone before the end of the third inning. In his other five starts he has allowed a combined four earned runs. There is no middle ground. Last night was a good night as he pitched six innings with a line of 6 8 3 2 0 4.

The hitters were led by Carlo Cota who was 3-5 with a double and a triple, two runs and two RBI's. Rodney Medina also had two hits with a triple.

Lexington 3 Charleston 1

After running their win streak to seven with a fifteen innings win the night before, Charleston did not have the energy for extra's last night and lost in the tenth. Charleston scored first in the third. Juan Peralta singled and scored on a double by........who else?, Ryan Roberts. After a rough start to the season, Ramon Mora has settled down and become a strong part of the rotation and he kept Lexington off the board through six innings. Lexington homered in the seventh to tie the game. Mora's line was 7 6 1 1 0 8. Felix Romero came on in relief and, because the bullpen had been used so much the night before, pitched three innings. In his third inning he was touched for two runs and that was it. Peralta was the only cat with two hits.

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Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Ramon Mora, seven innings with one run allowed
The 2nd Star: Carlo Cota, three hits, DB, TR, two runs and two RBI's
The 1st Star: Howie Clark, 3-5 with a home run